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Police seek suspect in attempted purse snatching

A woman not affiliated with UIC was the target of an attempted armed robbery Sept. 2 at 2:28 p.m. at the James Turrell Skyspace on the corner of Halsted and Roosevelt Road.

As she was seated underneath the structure, a man grabbed her purse and ran west down Roosevelt.  Witnesses chased and struggled with the offender, who dropped the purse and fled westward.  The victim was uninjured and her purse returned.

 

Aug. 26- Sept. 1

Crimes reported to UIC Police
Theft: 18
Robbery: 2
Criminal damage to vehicle: 2
Assault: 1
Burglary: 1
Deceptive practices: 1
Narcotics: 1
Criminal trespass: 1
Criminal damage to firefighting apparatus: 1

Arrests by UIC Police

Aug. 28: A man was arrested for assault at 10:15 p.m. at 1251 S. Halsted St.

A man was arrested for a theft that occurred July 31 at 12:15 p.m. at 2001 S. California St.

Aug. 29: Two men were arrested for retail theft at 11:08 a.m. at 1313 S. Halsted St.

A man was arrested at 4:55 p.m. for robbery at 430 S. Loomis St.

Aug. 31: Two men were arrested for robbery at 1:03 p.m. at 1640 W. Taylor St.

Sept. 1: A man was arrested for DUI at 1:50 a.m. at 945 S. Halsted St.

A man was arrested for possession of narcotics at 4:06 a.m. at 801 S. Halsted St.

For more information on police activity, visit the UIC Police crime map and the Chicago Police CLEAR Map

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